World Bee Day (20 May) was declared by the United Nations in 2017. It has been celebrated annually since May 2018, making this year the fourth celebration of World Bee Day.
Growing quickly, the main purpose of World Bee Day is to spread awareness of the importance of bees and other pollinators for our survival. World Bee Day is an excellent opportunity to put bees centre stage for a day and encourage everyone to create more bee-friendly landscapes.
How to get involved?
Check out worldbeeday.org.au The website lists pre-arranged events and has lots of suggestions for organising your own event. You can register your local World Bee Day events for free.
Link in with some of the feature events already available. Such as:
- National screening of the film The Bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante. View it at home, book a virtual table, watch with family and friends. The virtual doors open an hour before the film. Grab a meal and a drink, chat with people on your virtual table, and ask questions of speakers live in real time after the film.
- Ask your local cinema if you can host a local screening of the film The Pollinators.
View the trailer au.demand.film/the-pollinators/
- Join the online Global Waggle Dance Challenge. Upload your video before 15 May and you could be featured in the 2021 Waggle Dance Compilation that will be released on World Bee Day.
- Participate in a We Need Bees Farmers Market.
- Call your local Farmers Market manager and offer to support their event. (If they don’t know about the We Need Bees Toolkit, tell them they can download it from farmersmarkets.org.au ) Encourage your bee club to get involved.
Keep checking the World Bee Day website. Book into
World Bee Day events that interest you. Have fun!